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Cost of smoking

Smoking doesn’t just harm your health, it also does serious damage to your wallet. Just how much do you spend on smoking each year? Find out what you could save on top of the health benefits if you quit smoking.

Instructions

Enter the cost of a pack of cigarettes for you, the number of cigarettes in the pack, the amount of cigarettes you smoke per day, and the number of years you’ve been smoking, then click ‘Calculate’. This interactive tool will work out how much it’s currently costing you, how much you’ve already spent and what you could save over your lifetime by stopping smoking now.

Cost of Smoking

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Below is a breakdown of what you spend on cigarettes:

  • Weekly $0.00
  • Monthly $0.00
  • Yearly $0.00
  • Cost to date $0.00
  • Continued cost $0.00 *

*Calculation based on average life expectancy and not adjusted for decreased life expectancy of smokers. The expected continued spend on cigarettes has been adjusted for an average inflation rate of about 3% in the future.

If you currently smoke, set a date to stop. Quitting smoking is one of the most important steps you can take for your health. Not only does it hit your pocket, smoking causes serious health problems, many of them life-threatening; about half of all regular smokers will die from health issues related to their addiction to cigarettes.

The good news is that if you stop smoking, your health risks reduce dramatically. One year later, your additional risk of heart attack (above normal risk) is cut by half compared with a continuing smoker. And if you remain a non-smoker for 10 years, you will also reduce your additional risk of lung cancer by half compared with someone who continues to smoke. And you could save thousands of dollars a year as well.

There’s no question that the urge to smoke is often strong, and it may have been part of your usual routine for such a long time that it may be really hard to give up. Some tips that may help include:

  • Make a plan of action for stopping smoking – and stick to it.
  • Tell your friends and family that you’re trying to stop smoking, and get their help and support.
  • Stay positive and remind yourself of why you’re quitting and what you’ve achieved so far.
  • No matter how many slip-ups you have and how many tries it takes, don’t give up on giving up!

    This calculator has been reviewed by Bupa health professionals and is based on reputable sources of medical research. It is not a diagnostic tool and should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical or other professional health advice.

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